Another one of my favorite, from the not sitting still kind of meditation, is using music. You may actually also sit still for this one, however, that is not required, you may move slightly on your chair and even stand up and move more widely.
There is also a dancing meditation that I will write about in the future, but this meditation with music is really just focusing on the music and how the listening of music can enhance the experience of perceiving ourselves.
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Spending time alone with yourself, either walking in nature, meditating, journaling or just sitting somewhere with your thoughts, has many gifts for you, gifts of the sort you cannot buy anywhere.
When you spend time with yourself you connect with yourself more and more intimately. What that means is that you start to get a sense of who you really are under all the conditioning of society, workplace, family and social media.
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When I say it is important to be alone I mean that it is important to spend time with yourself. And the time you spend sleeping counts, however is not enough. I’m talking of time alone with yourself, time of self-reflection, time to check how it is going with yourself.
As I felt that this was the topic I was going to write about I realized I never read or hear this kind of advice given to people, I am not sure why, as I know this is something really beneficial that successful people use in their life and especially happy people do, as spending quality time with yourself makes you lean towards a kind of success that is more commonly referred to as happiness, whatever that means for you.